Newman Responds to Busch's Comments

Ryan Newman

“I’m just afraid if I rearranged his face, I might fix it," Newman said of Busch. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Newman responded to Kyle Busch’s comments about him, saying Busch is “not very bright" and that “he better be able to back running his mouth."

Newman made those comments Monday on “SiriusXM Speedway" on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

After Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Busch complained about Newman and his driving.

“Ryan Newman is the biggest stupid idiot out here," Busch said on the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio post-race show. “He’s a big ogre and can do whatever he wants because he can probably kick anybody’s butt. So no sense getting in a fight with him. Glad he’s out of a job."

Monday was Newman’s chance to respond.

“I’m just afraid if I rearranged his face, I might fix it," Newman said of Busch. “We know he’s not very bright. He’s a heck of a talent, but he’s not very bright and I’ll leave it at that."

And then he continued.

Newman said he hit Busch’s car during the race but it was in response to what Busch did to him.

“I admit to goring Kyle down the straightaway after he blasted me into the corner," Newman said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “I didn’t crash him. He didn’t crash me. I don’t know what he’s got to be mad about. Evidently he’s got a bone to pick for some reason.

Newman also said that Busch should be careful about what he says.

“It seems like after his comments about me not having a ride and all that stuff, seems like he’s got way more to lose than I do, so I think he might check his trap there before he gets too ahead of himself. If he’s going to run his mouth, he better be able to back running his mouth."

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